Tuesday, April 13, 2010

why I love our church calling

As I've mentioned before, Josh and I are the Sunbeam teachers in our ward.

We have 9(yes you heard right) darling 3 & 4 year-olds that we teach each Sunday.

While they do keep our hands full, they really could not be ANY cuter! I love them all so much.

For some reason, they were as cute as ever this past Sunday.

Here are some examples of their cuteness:

*A little boy in the CTR 4 class gave the opening prayer in primary. In his prayer, he said something along the lines of, "please bless us that we won't hit and scratch people." It was so funny and cute. A member of the bishopric came in to give a message on prayer, and in his message, he mentioned this boy's prayer and how it is good to pray for things like that. A little boy in our class said, "Sometimes my brother makes me so mad and I want to hit him and sometimes I make him mad and he wants to hit me but we're not supposed to." Josh and I were so impressed that this little 3 year-old boy was listening to the message and understood what he was saying. Adorable.

*There is a little boy in our class who is really good at throwing tantrums. He usually cries at least 4-5 times during class each Sunday. As we were working on a coloring project in our class, he started crying for some reason and this cute little girl gave him a hug and a kiss on the cheek! It was so darling. Another little girl saw this girl do that and decided she should kiss him too. She was standing behind him and decided to kiss his shoulder. He's only 3 and he's already a ladies man!

*The same little boy from the first story gave the closing prayer in our class. In his prayer he said, "Please bless the baby giraffe that died at the zoo." A cute baby giraffe was born at the Hogle Zoo this past summer and recently passed away. I thought it was so cute that he prayed for that giraffe. Josh later told me that during primary, this little boy told him about the baby giraffe and that it had died. He also told Josh that the giraffe was now resurrected and had a perfect body now. How cute is that?? His parents are obviously doing a great job of taking every opportunity to teach this boy about the Gospel. That is the type of parent I hope to be.

*There is this little blue-eyed blonde girl in our class who is one of the most beautiful little girls I've ever seen. (I would like my future daughter to look just like her) :) She is kind of full of it sometimes, but she is as cute as can be. She always waves to me and Josh multiple times during Sacrament meeting and on Sunday after Sacrament meeting was over, she just walked up to us and put her arms up and wanted us to pick her up.  It was adorable.  She is a little princess.

I could go on and on about all the cute things they do.  They are so innocent and full of life.  We are very blessed to be their teachers.


Caleb & Alicia said...

WOW we are soo much alike:) THIS is why I LOVE my primary calling also!! sooo cute:)

Natalie said...

I guess that would make my kid the ladies-man!!! Takes after his dad - at least the tantrum part!!! =)

B & B said...

I love the little rascals at church, what a fun calling! Oh, and I noticed on your list of other people's blogs, you have ours as "Brittany and Brady Barker." Sure you just mixed it up cause I'm Becca not Brittany. :) Hope you are well!

B & B said...

Don't feel dumb at all! Glad we can keep in touch! You're darling as ever and looks like you guys are so happy - happy for you guys!

The Parr's said...

How cute! I was able to help Brandon in his 6/7 year old class on Sunday. The lesson was titled "Dare to Choose the Right" (or something like that). One of the kids dared another kid "I dare you to choose the right for 15,000 years!!!" HAHAHA! Later in the lesson they were talking about how Satan tempted Jesus to turn stones into bread. One of the kids just asked, "Why didn't Jesus turn Satan into bread?" I LOVE KIDS!

Heather said...

Sunbeams are the best, aren'they? Love it.